To the Best of Our Knowledge

Series produced by Wisconsin Public Radio

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To the Best of Our Knowledge is a radio show about big ideas that fuel deep insights into our world through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.

We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever took?

Once we pick the theme, we dig in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all. And hopefully, when we’re done, we’ve animated the questions along with the answers, opening both our own minds and yours.

TTBOOK is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information. Hide full description

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever... Show full description


Additional Files

127 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "The Power Of Pleasure And Joy" - Joy, pleasure and delight feel good. But are they also politically powerful? HOUR TWO: "The Third Act...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Wonders Of The Human Body" - What's so wondrous about the human body? An hour on transplants, chronic illnesses and the familiar in ours...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Filtering Free Speech" - Language is powerful. But what if someone tells you to stop talking? This hour, free speech and modern censorsh...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Sparks Creativity?" - Nathaniel Mary Quinn channeled his abandonment into art and became a celebrated painter. This hour, we'll exa...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Who Owns Seeds?" - There's a rare corn grown in Southern Mexico that can help the world fight climate change. But who owns it? HOUR TW...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "New Voices In Native Writing" - Tommy Orange and Terese Mailhot are bringing a new perspective to Native American writing. But can you c...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What's Wrong With Work?" - Journalists in tents. Professors below the poverty line. When good jobs don't cut it anymore, what's wrong wi...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Should You Delete Facebook?" - Thinking about leaving Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We'll consider the pros and cons of logging off so...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Music On Your Mind" - Doctors say a simple song can awaken the minds of Alzheimer's patients. This hour, music as medicine. HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Why We Fight" - Why would a 40-year-old English professor want to become a cage fighter? This hour, a look at ritual combat. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Is Anger A Useful Emotion?" - What if being angry made you feel better? We'll see red this hour. HOUR TWO: "Our Invisible Universe" - ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Finding Your Voice" - Your voice is one of the most recognizable things about you. So why do we admire some voices and silence others? ...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Writing Truth And Lies" - How close to reality were the "Little House" books? Does it matter? This hour, we'll talk morality in memoirs....

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Difficult Summer Beach Reads" - The summer reading lists are here. But if you have time for a new book, why not read something more subs...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Religion Without Doctrine" - Is spiritual experience, not belief, the basis of religion? This hour, a curious look at faith. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Pick Your Poison" - A weapon? A medicine? A murder mystery plot? Take your pick. HOUR TWO: "Who's Watching Us" - Think you've got noth...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Why Do We Meet?" - Studies show we're all disappointed with our friendships. Is it time to rethink the way we gather? HOUR TWO: "Worsh...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Born, Again" - We've all been born. But some of us, through a number of ways, experience rebirth. What does it mean to be born again? ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Weird World Of Mushrooms" - They can heal you. They can also kill you. This hour, take a trip into the wild world of toadstools. HOUR ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58